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dozens wounded and arrested ukrainian police crackdown on protesters in kiev as tens of thousands keep up their demands for the country's leadership to resign after rejecting an association be. some of my prisoners reportedly agreed to spying for the u.s. in exchange for cash and freedom. the more guilty you are may have been better for you critics condemned the cia tactics and dangerous suspects might have got out while innocent men stayed locked up indefinitely. reporting the bahraini authorities leave the main opposition leader in jail despite him being eligible for release amnesty international says it's clear the monarchy isn't interested in justice.
this is all t. international live from moscow with twenty four hours a day. police used tear gas and buttons to disperse anti-government protests in the ukrainian capital people have been out in the streets for a week now angry with the president's decision to reject an integration deal with the e.u. . he is in kiev during the week of central square was the stage of the mass protest although supports a new integration opposing present which is decision not to sign the euro association deal in vilnius it is no longer the case right police is not controlling the area during the night several hundred policemen came here and dispersed the crowd and i would say that the dispersal was a rather rather violent more than thirty people were arrested and more than forty had to be hospitalized with different injuries right police cordoned off. area not
letting anyone inside the square and while the opposition is still contemplating the next move people are literally enraged with what happened this night know what he actually expected that this rally would be dispersed especially considering that for the last three or four days it was very very peaceful and no clashes no violence was reported the fact is that many grayness thousands tens of thousands that have been protesting against his decision i talked to some of them and i realize that not all of them were actually aware of what they were protesting against let's have a look at my report. it's only. greece. spain . portugal. and ukraine similar picture but looks are deceiving one number of european countries has been protesting against brussels policy ukraine is probably the only one where people are taking to the streets in tens of thousands to support the idea
of your integration even if then yes we deserved to be in europe and i shoot the deal would have allowed us to get better education in europe but this was not about being in the e.u. joining the union was not even on the table the two hundred page blueprint of the agreement never said anything about a visa free regime and we are hugely isn't about that my wife can go to poland and buy a lot of food for just ten her even though which is just over a dollar that's twice as much as i can buy here for a hundred greville but the government was concerned that ukraine's domestic products would be swarmed by cheap or easy you goods the worst case scenario could have been factory closures and a catastrophe unemployment rate and brussels was offering no compensation for any potential economic losses despite that ukraine's leadership has hinted a deal may still materialize in march next year that would mean a longer way into on the streets for the angry crowds who are refusing to go home they want. president's head before they do a let's see rushes the r.t.
reporting from kiev ukraine protesters say ukraine's leadership ruined hopes for a better future by rejecting the e.u. deal but the government says there were economic dangers to making a hasty agreement what he's pulled takes a look at what went wrong. such as a moment of un power allowed access to the ukrainian president viktor young a cold which comes face to face with e.u. leaders for the first time since stalling on an historic trade deal the whole thing caught on camera i think it was i i i i i. i i i it's clear that he has decision to hold for seedings has rankled a unit is following years of negotiations the e.u. senses outside influence we have to set aside short term political calculations.
and we may not give in to external pressure not the least from russia. says the financial deal also isn't large enough to prevent damage to ukraine's flailing economy of course neither ukrainian businesses nor the government have this amount of money or will have any time soon that's why ukraine is not ready to take responsibilities is not capable of fulfilling yet oh so where does this leave the situation ukraine's proposals for trilateral talks with russia were rejected by the e.u. or brussels finances may not allow them to increase the offer to kiev look at the european union massive run column employment throughout the course of the entire union they have a euro currency project which is a fiasco realistically the only thing the european union can try to do is keep blame storming anybody russia who cares because the european union is ultimately
falling apart at the seams so the e.u. departs vilnius contemplating what might have been despite courting president they simply seemed unable to offer him a deal that was tempting enough scots r.t. vilnius lithuania e.u. officials have condemned the police crackdown on protesters there in kiev political commentator an exam going across have told me earlier that he believes such statements are highly hypocritical. it's very weird for to hear that the european union leaders and especially the people in brussels are condemning the ukrainian government for using the police to the two to deal with the demonstrators and if i can tell you in any of those countries in europe britain greece portugal italy you name it police deal very roofless lee with all demonstrate us especially if these demonstrations against the austerity which is imposed on these nations by brussels
and for these same people to go and tell the ukrainian government that they are heavy handed with their demonstrators is just hypocrisy. ukraine's reluctance to strengthen trade with the e.u. comes amid criticism that the block has lost direction while tentative right wing groups across the continent are fighting against what they see as liberalism and want to forge a new sense of identity when we spoke to one political activist who's taking part in the we are the youth conference and he believes that young people in particular have been forgotten by the e.u. and late. it's only spain and portugal finding a job is not that easy these days so of course people go looking especially young people go looking and searching for solutions and i think that there are some
movements that can give these solutions to the problems of today that the capitalist liberal system has cost the government over the european union that day totally don't care about the jobs of people so we can see that people are looking for alternatives we can not say that it's a fact a nationalist revolution or we can just say that it's very logical thing to happen it's a logical thing when people are left behind as they starts to organize themselves and they start to think the cia turned to an unlikely source of talent according to media reports it's been suggested that the beginning of america's war on terror guantanamo bay prisoners were turned into spies double agents were promised freedom and safety and sent home with pockets of cash in exchange for providing the u.s. with intelligence from abroad the process of recruitment and training was apparently carried out in secret cottages not far from the detention camp designed
to feel more like hotel rooms than prison cells dozens of inmates were reportedly offered a job when only a handful agreed former pentagon security analyst michael maloof explains why. any exposure at any time like this of any secret program if there is one is always damaging. the question then is what is the relevance you send these guys back what tangible basis do you have and enough follow up and actually recruiting and i think that's a serious question but to even have a revelation that such a program might even exist it could be very damaging to these individuals and i doubt that those who are in guantanamo now would really be able to go back without some suspicion being cast upon them. in guantanamo the more guilty you are the more chance you have of being used as a double agent well that's the claim of colonel morris davis he's a former chief prosecutor at the detention camp would assume like in many organized
crime cases sometimes you gotta make a deal with the devil to try to get someone further up the food chain i can take calls some consternation from my prosecutors because in some cases we are asking them to prosecute people for war crimes and they're saying wait a minute you mean to prosecute the lieutenant at this level but we've let his colonel go which created this kind of paradox of guantanamo where if you were a big enough fish you potentially got a free ticket home and a wad of cash to take with you if you work you could potentially get prosecuted and if you're in that lower category the people would have been cleared you're still at guantanamo and the tensions of the more guilty you are may have been better for you . hands in the baby's become symbols of hope comes to new women overcome huge risks to start families without husbands who are languishing in israeli jails how they did it miss out on all teens plus a single coin will know by you announce of gold thanks to one president sent the
look. of. unless the international believes bahrain is more interested in silencing dissent than seeking justice after authorities refused to release opposition leader now bill regev from jail the rights group said there was no reason to keep him knocked up as he has most of his two year term so is eligible for release but bill maher zack from bahrain watch says only international pressure can force bahrain to change course meant we'll release him if and only if there is significant pressure
from behind allies meaning the united states of the united kingdom. in absence of that pressure i think the government will still trying to come in prison in line with their campaign of you know trying to prevent any sort of dissent or create any sort of safe space for dissent we saw dealy videos of nighttime bombardments of villages in behind with tear gas these are areas where there's no protests whatsoever going on the government just comes in and fires massive amounts of tear gas to punish citizens for expressing dissent or earlier protests so we're not seeing the use of tear gas and behind to disperse violent rioters as much as we're seeing it to punish as a weapon of collective punishment we've seen the government try to hold the so-called national dialogue with the opposition but you can't really have this dialogue writers there's so many political prisoners and representatives of the opposition major players in the opposition in person. slamming the brakes on german
roads the e.u. plans to rein in the country low limit motorways imposing speed restrictions on the famed autobahn. also still to come this hour we told you so anti fracking activists point to a series of increasingly powerful earthquakes in texas as evidence of the dangers of shale gas drilling. palestinian women whose husbands are in israeli jails face a difficult dilemma how can they start a family as artie's policy reports five women from the occupied territories have already given birth by finding ingenious ways around the obvious obstacles. lydia marwijk calls her son. the apple of her eye and he was born against all odds. then the fact that marge was born has given us hope he's everything to us in the end we won despite all the obstacles for us he is the ultimate victory mushed was born despite his father's absence a dull karimov or ma we is in israeli prison where he's been sentenced to twenty
five years for murder lydia was afraid she'd no longer be able to have children by the time he got out and so instead of waiting for him she did the next best thing and arranged for his sperm to be smuggled out for the first time i went to visit my husband with his new son the soldiers went crazy when they saw the baby like i was carrying a bomb they started asking questions like how come you have a baby smuggling sperm from prison is gaining popularity in the palestinian world but first the community must approve after this happened it's the procedure is quite straightforward the first thing they have to get. that they have a sample from that. they get if they get a sample we ask of the woman of the wife of the prisoners to bring with they have to fear is the guillotine of from here side to first degree that are from her husband's side. to declare that this bill belonged to the this woman as
one of the sample can survive for up to forty eight hours before being frozen five years treatment or five years is three months pregnant her husband summer is serving an eighteen year sentence. this is i haven't had children for eleven years my husband was in prison all this time the first time in prison his wife got pregnant she basically gave hope to all of us. it's a puzzle for the israeli prison service in a mission statement they insist that security arrangements and inmates interactions with the visitors are carefully monitored which makes objects exchanged much more difficult they further vul to prevent any smuggling of any kind and none of the. people we interviewed would give details of how the sperm is smuggled out from under the watchful eye of prison guards there is almost no physical contact between security prisoners and their families but five babies have been born this way and eighteen women are pregnant. bringing
a baby into this work in spite of the fact that he's father is in the jews now in this prison is a form of resistance police here r.t. with bank. just to remind you you can go online to catch up with news we're not covering here on screen such as black friday gets out of control the hunt for a compromise deal resulted in an array of violent episodes from city to city across the u.s. including shootout clashes and numerous arrests. and a friday night turns deadly in the scottish city of glasgow where a police helicopter crashed into a pub leaving eight people dead and many more trapped under the rubble. authorities in a rustic ear of texas a place by a string of increasingly strong earthquakes battering local communities residents though believe they know the cause blaming the hundreds of local shale gas fracking sites the process involves pumping thousands of tons of toxic chemicals to
literally dissolve rocks on the ground it's been argued for years that fracking could potentially cause earthquakes but that's been hard to back up with data but a former mayor in texas tilman believes that harming the environment for cash could have irreversible effects. the injection wells which all of the fracking was is deposited in that they have been linked to these earthquakes and i think you have to be bullish to not think that all the things going on underground isn't going to affect you know the long term stability of the earth at the legislative level the oil and gas industry has a significant influence probably more in the state of taxes than they do in any other state in the united states or around the world the impact this is has i mean you know by the time that you hear the hear the noise and have the earthquakes in or smelling the odors in your water has methane in it is too late at that point and
so you know the damage that is being done or that it's going to be non is going to go on for many many many years in not something that you're going to be able to on do dubbed the crypto festival and event hosted in london has one aim helping to keep your private life private free crash courses include how to evade online spinks secure e-mail from brussels anonymously or smith went along to pick up some tips. what now for the internet is still the most important cultural and economic development of the last twenty years but since the snowden leaks the general public is now realizing it's also a giant surveillance network that's not news to these people there's security and computer scientists activists and just interested people who've come together for crypto festival their skills are hugely in demand with more than twenty workshops to teach you use stuff like how to have private conversations on instant messaging
for example encrypt your emails browse the internet anonymously and it all aimed at non-experts so i'm hoping that we'll be able to bring it down to my level as he shows me how to encrypt my computer is there one thing that you can do that sort of the base level security for me you know you just go to trial brochure of running running this allows you to surf. the web pages without revealing that you weren't revisiting those web pages now many people in the west it might sound quite unimportant but of course are many places in the world where it can be visiting a website can already get you in big trouble and this web browser creates a connection over the internet through other systems that hides did you were you where you are physically on the planet i would say very much. the main beef of our union and the other people who were here at crypto festival is that young people aren't being taught the security etiquette if you like as
a matter of course and it's something they're going to need more and more in the future. online currency big corn has now almost overtaken golden valley the single becoming currently trades for over one thousand one hundred dollars now that's just shy of an ounce of bullion we spoke to dr richard stallman he's president of the free software foundation about the currency and one of the says his freedom to spend your money anywhere you like. one good thing about bitcoin is you can send money to someone without getting the permission of a payment company so for instance if you want to support with leaks which is a very good thing and which the u.s. government doesn't want to let people support and has used extrajudicial means to chase off the internet partially didn't succeed completely well with because you can do it now look at what else is happening around the world in our world update the search teams in the mid b.-a found the wreckage of
a mozambique airlines plane police said none of the thirty four people on board survived the crash as the aircraft was discovered completely burned the flight was bound for angola but all communications were lost when the plane was over northern namibia. one person has reportedly been shot dead during clashes between government supporters and opponents in thailand's capital bangkok hundreds of protesters are on the streets for a seventh consecutive day they say the authorities should resign accusing them of acting above the law demonstrations were triggered by a proposed amnesty law which could see announced a former prime minister return from exile. i want update this hour the u.s. has offered to destroy the most lethal parts of syria's chemical arsenal at an offshore facility hazardous materials should be transported out of the country by the end of the year is concern over a lack of volunteers to host on land the stockpile which must be eradicated by mid twenty fourteen thirty five companies have applied to assist with syria's disarmament program. germany's fast and furious autobahns are under threat the e.u.
wants to slam the brakes on the speed demons come from around the world to see what they're calls a capable. when you go past the sign this is one twenty with a line through it the gloves are off baby you can drive you can drive really government is off your back in germany and you drive says drive as fast as you walk . it's the country around the world for its. unlimited speeds germany could be said to fall foul of the regulations that could see drivers of the country's high performance cars limited to a maximum of about one hundred fifty kilometers an hour the planned clampdown would see stated with a device that automatically applies the brakes whenever a car exceeds the speed limit in the area the idea is to increase highway safety thirty thousand people die every year on your throats but can manufacture is the
notion that a slowdown will save lives statistics also show a major accidents etc on the autobahn this is on the streets offside this is already very limited. and for some it's a clear indicator of the european commission overtaking which should be national matters the problem at the moment is that many of those rules are being made by the commission and are not being subject to democratic accountability in the european parliament and that seems to me is is the source of a lot of the frustration and tensions in countries a decision on whether to move ahead with the idea is expected in the new german drivers however have already made up their minds it will kill the joy of driving. i'm against speed limit it will cost those jobs but all the wall b. will not allow that to happen people will fall asleep at that speed the whole
reason we built beautiful roads was to drive on them properly it's going to be a tough one for the e.u. to convince germans that their speed should be in the hands of brussels now till. i was d.s. the germans from the french or roast beef to the british. not things they going to want to give up control of easily. these are all of a to me. well that's all for me today my colleague my transit will be in the studio and delivered. with more news for you but first it is breaking the sets with those two i mean.
i hate to be a downer but i really think the olympics have lost all meaning in the past when there was the cold war it was like a battle between two ideologies taking place in the abstract and the one nine hundred thirty six olympics nazi pseudo science their self-proclaimed superiority was put on trial for the whole world to see and spent the olympics having the majority of the countries on earth participating they're now horribly horribly bland one could argue that they have become a great way for countries to show off their acts used to build up some infrastructure by i think this is a big misconception let's look back to two thousand a lympics in beijing yes china has really developed in the last twenty years but the dealer picks really teach us anything about this country with a radically different political system or anything about their ancient culture or the way they think or the way they live no nothing at all all we saw were some flags and some pandas that rather unique stadium which was mostly the work of a swiss company yeah i have to say i think the olympic flame is kind of burnt out. over the years although i have to admit that seeing the torch in the space was kind of neat i think that when and if the world ever becomes an ideological battle
ground again then the olympics will become worth watching but for now it's just generic sports from generic countries a generic stadiums but that's just my opinion. of the the. ball it up and i have a martin and this is breaking the sat so qatar is roughly the size of connecticut but the small persian gulf state is emerging as a major player on the world stage in fact it's set to host the twenty twenty two world cup of course an event this size requires an unimaginable amount of building and labor and that's where nepal comes in is in a country of two million people there are currently three hundred forty thousand nepalese migrant workers many of which been assigned to world cup construction but according to several reports released by the guardian the workers face brutal
working conditions long hours lack of pay and wretched living quarters and just yesterday it was confirmed that seventy napoli's labors have already died while working on world cup projects yet both the nepalese and qatari governments refuse to acknowledge this massive human rights problem so if you're sick of world powers treating migrant laborers like garbage and tell fifo to pressure qatar and put an end to this modern day slavery. it was a. very hard to take a. life that had sex with the terror threat there.
i. say. well d.c. is officially closed for business of course the mainstream media is doing a wall to wall coverage on nothing but the shutdown. united states government shut down that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo the two sides are digging in it is day number two of the government shutdown and the day begins with few answers as to how to break the logjam can honestly say that only the republicans are being sensible in all of this and only that and all the democrats are not being sensible really alice yes it's everyone's favorite game show the capitol hill blame game first the clock was counting down to the shutdown and now the clock is counting up.